Monarchy

A Jubilee moment of historic significance

22 June 2012 16:30

Martin McGuiness will meet Her Majesty the Queen and shake her hand in Northern Ireland. This is a seminal moment.…

Vivat Regina

10 June 2012 17:00

This article appears in the latest issue of Spectator Australia. We thought that CoffeeHousers would like to read it. The…

Why the Jubilee Coverage was so bad

6 June 2012 10:45

One of my objections to monarchy is that it is a vulgar institution that encourages verbosity, prurience, sycophancy and banality.…

Rain and royalty

3 June 2012 23:30

This picture, to me, sums up today’s Jubilee flotilla: drenched Royal College of Music students cheerfully singing Land of Hope…

Inside our Jubilee Special

3 June 2012 13:30

The rain makes today’s Jubilee celebrations a truly British event. We didn’t want any of this continental sun, anyway. The…

The Queen Does Not Inspire; That’s a Feature Not a Bug

31 May 2012 13:01

Can’t republicans do better than this? If keeping quiet and cutting ribbons is all we can expect of our head…

The Queen’s Speech: full text

9 May 2012 11:47

My Government’s legislative programme will focus on economic growth, justice and constitutional reform.   My Ministers’ first priority will be…

The Queen’s speech to Parliament (minus John Bercow)

20 March 2012 12:37

The Queen has just delivered her Diamond Jubilee address to Parliament, which you can watch below. CoffeeHousers will be terribly…

From the archives: Britain’s new Queen

6 February 2012 18:07

To mark the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s ascension to the throne in 1952, here is the leader that…

The building of our history

31 October 2011 16:24

Athens, for all its current woes, still has the Parthenon. Rome has the Colosseum, Paris the Louvre, Berlin the Reichstag,…

Reigning for dummies

22 October 2011 18:24

  What is the Queen’s secret? She seems to defy political gravity. Right now, an English monarch is in Australia being…

This year’s other Royal Wedding

30 July 2011 18:14

Coffee House congratulations to Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall, who were married in Edinburgh today. Footage via ConservativeHome:

A (slightly belated) Birthday message for Prince Philip

11 June 2011 21:16

The Spectator is very proud to be the purveyor of a long-distance birthday message to Prince Philip, who turned 90…

HMQ & BHO

26 May 2011 15:07

A lovely picture of Her Majesty with the Obamas. Captions please! (Also, what joke is Prince Philip keeping to himself?)…

When Dublin trembled

17 May 2011 18:00

On 17 May 1974 — 37 years ago today — I was a 19-year-old student at Trinity College Dublin, celebrating…

Eight Hundred Years of Oppression and Now This?

17 May 2011 17:14

Pete is right to say there’s a definite “resonance” to these pictures. Nevertheless, I suspect that British people’s view of…

An historic moment

17 May 2011 15:44

There is something incredibly resonant about the images of the Queen arriving in the Republic of Ireland this afternoon. You…

HMQ’s AV Victory

5 May 2011 1:43

The success of Prince William’s wedding was one thing but if you want another indication that, whatever people think they…

A model for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

1 May 2011 16:13

With the newspapers still full of Royal Wedding pictures, I thought I’d draw CoffeeHousers’ attention to something remarkable: a visit…

A princely marriage

29 April 2011 18:38

There are some things that Britain does better than any country in the world, and we saw one of them…